INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR DAVID LISCIO!
Please help me welcome autho David Liscio to Jemsbooks Blog Segment, Interview an Author.
Welcome, David. It’s a pleasure to have you here today to share a little about yourself and your books.
1. Please tell us something about yourself.
I grew up in a house where the Bible, TV Guide and the small-town local newspaper were about the only reading materials, at least until my mother discovered Nora Roberts and Danielle Steele. I devoured a belly full of the classics while in college and that made a big difference in how I view the world. I have spent nearly thirty years as a newspaper reporter and magazine photojournalist. I’m also an adjunct college professor teaching public relations and social media, a volunteer firefighter/emergency medical technician, a member of my town’s Ocean Rescue team, and an avid sailor and outdoorsman. I live on the Massachusetts coast with my wife, a dog and cat. I have a son and daughter, grown up now, one on each coast.
Jjspina: You certainly have worn an eclectic mix of hats, David.
2. What projects are you currently working on?
I’m researching and writing my third novel, which will be Book 3 in the Hannah Summers series. It’s set in the ‘90s and focuses on the Japanese underworld – the Yakuza who were then smuggling heroin from Thailand to Saipan to San Francisco. My interest in the subject began while I was on a newspaper assignment on Saipan Island.
Jjspina: This book will take a lot of research, I would think. Sounds intriguing.
3. What do you expect to accomplish in 2018?
I’d like to finish the Yakuza novel and work on some other ideas that have been brewing in my head.
Jjspina: I’m sure you have plenty brewing in there. I know I always do.
4. What hobbies do you have when you are not writing?
Sailing and traveling are my passions. I also enjoy carpentry.
jjspina: I could tell that you love sailing by the beautiful photo of you on a boat. Must be wonderful to sail.
5. What is your target audience for your book?
My books should appeal to readers of crime fiction. Those who appreciate action and adventure stories by authors like Nelson DeMille, Vince Flynn and Lee Child might also enjoy my work.
Jjspina: They sound like something I would enjoy and my husband too.
6. Please share your books with us and a synopsis of each.
DEADLY FARE is a serial-killer thriller. When beautiful young women begin to vanish from Boston Logan International Airport, State Police Lt. Hannah Summers is the only one who sees a pattern amidst the cold case files. She knows a killer is on the loose, and she’s determined to make her chauvinistic bosses believe her hunch about a gypsy cab driver – before it’s too late.
As the body count rises, so does the public’s panic. Under pressure from the district attorney to make the killings stop, Summers soon finds herself rubbing elbows with ex-Special Forces solider Emmett Decker, a private investigator hired by the wealthy family of a missing local girl. The more their paths cross, the harder it is to deny they may be chasing the same monster – and that the tension between them is more than purely professional.
Only one thing is certain: the Boston Butcher must be stopped before any more women climb inside his cab… and wind up paying the ultimate price.
In BLOOD SONS, a powerful mobster learns through DNA testing of an accidental hospital baby-switch fifteen years prior. Two teenage boys find their lives upside down and their futures uncertain. Against his will, Nicholas Cooper is abruptly transplanted from his idyllic vineyard home to the crime-ridden streets of Providence. His biological father – none other than notorious crime boss Vinnie “Cocktails” Merlino – has big plans to retake control of Cuba’s once-flourishing casino scene… and those plans include his rightful heir standing by his side.
As Nick grows ever more deeply enmeshed in Vinnie’s violent underworld, he unwittingly becomes the focus of a Central Intelligence Agency investigation, led by new recruit Hannah Summers. From the colorful streets of Havana to the snow-capped trails of upstate New York… through blood rites, flying bullets, Belizean jungles, and family betrayals, BLOOD SONS poses the ultimate question of nature versus nurture.
Does the blood in your veins determine the man you’ll become?
Jjspina: Both of these books sound like entertaining reading.
7. Please share your links and where to purchase your books.
Deadly Fare and Bloods Sons are available on Amazon in ebook and paperback. Here are the links:
Facebook Author Page: www.facebook.com/authordavidliscio/
8. What advice would you give prospective authors?
Write about what moves you, what interests you. Aspire to project an original voice. Don’t let negative reviews ruin your day.
Jjspina: Yes, definitely on all counts. Good advice!
9. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Komodo Island to see the prehistoric dragons.
Jjspina: Now that sounds fascinating. I hope you get there one day.
10. What would you do if you were not a writer?
I’d like to be a secret agent, or the leader of expeditions into wild places.
Jjspina: By the sounds of your books and your background, I think you could be either one.
David Liscio is an international, award-winning journalist whose lengthy experience covering crime stories led to the writing of his debut novel, the Boston-based serial killer thriller Deadly Fare.
An investigative reporter, David’s work has appeared in dozens of magazines and newspapers. The recipient of more than twenty journalism honors, his feature stories have earned first-place awards from the Associated Press, United Press International and many regional news media groups. He has reported extensively on organized crime in both the United States and abroad, in addition to writing about environmental and military subjects.
David is an avid sailor, outdoorsman and adjunct college professor. A father of two, he lives with his wife, dog and cat on the Massachusetts coast, where he is a volunteer firefighter/EMT and a member of the Ocean Rescue squad.
David’s second novel, the mafia thriller Blood Sons, was released through Amazon in June. You can contact him on the Facebook page Author David Liscio, or on his website: www.davidliscio.com. For book news and updates, please subscribe to his monthly newsletter: http://eepurl.com/drek75.
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Thank you, David. It was a pleasure to learn more about you. I didn’t know I had met a famous personality with such impressive credentials. It was my honor to meet you. I wish you much success with your books and with all future endeavors.
Davi and I met at a recent New England Authors Expo in Danvers, Massachusetts, USA. We had a nice chat and I invited him to this interview. Maybe David and I will meet up again at another expo.
Thank you, readers, for stopping by to read about this fascinating author. I hope you will check out his books and links above.
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